10 The Central Railway Museum of St. Petersburg

The Central Railway Museum of St. Petersburg

Posted on June 6, 2011 by team

The Central Railway Museum located in St. Petersburg contains a huge collection of more than 50.000 objects concerned with the science of transport and railway equipment. Unique models that are stored in the museum were shown at numerous international exhibitions of the 19th and 20th centuries. Many of them are functional and clearly show the work of railway machinery.

A small model of a modern railway station. Well, modern in terms of the time when this composition was made.

The freight station of the pre-revolutionary time.

In this way the rails were laid in the days of steam locomotives.

The workplace of the assistant station-master. Judging by his headgear and telephone, it’s most likely the post-revolutionary period.

The Tsarskoe Selo Railway.

A first-class car.

A second-class car.

A third-class car.

A car for a coach.


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10 Responses to “The Central Railway Museum of St. Petersburg”

  1. Robert says:

    I went there a couple of weeks ago, it was excellent.

  2. Otis R. Needleman says:


  3. perristalsis says:

    Well done E.R., this is good stuff!

  4. Archy Bunka says:

    Now that is cool.

  5. marxistworker says:

    I don’t see any agitprop trains! :-(

  6. Wraith says:

    The steam engines with the wide cone-shaped funnels are using wood-fired boilers. The shape of the funnel is to catch sparks so they don’t start fires along the train line. The work, usually.

  7. testicules says:


  8. Steamed McQueen says:

    Another one of my favorite places in St. Pete. Too bad there wasn’t a photo of the track-laying machine. What a design! The tracks were prefabricated and loaded onto a special car that had it’s own crane thereby allowing it to lay track in front of itself! Genius!

  9. scot says:

    Excellent models – and a great post.

  10. Papa Karlo says:

    The railroad network of the Russian Empire was the greatest in the world. The Russian Empire built the longest in the world Transsiberian railroad. Until today, it is unsurpassed, being by far the longest 2-way railroad. Its closest rival, Canadian Pacific railroad, is only 1-way.
    Until today, the majority of the Russian railroads, has been built before 1917.
    Russian Empire also built two of the most numerous locomotive classes in the world – the O series and E series – total 20 thousand locomotives.
    All this wealth was ruined and destroyed by communists, throwing Russia back tens of years behind other civilised countries.

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